Mount Tabor (Winston-Salem, N.C.) guard C.J. Harris attended last year’s NBPA Top 100 Camp as a rising junior and admits “I got pushed around a lot, but it really prepared me. It showed me where I needed to be and how much stronger, quicker and faster I needed to get.”
His return to the NBPA Camp has been more productive, as Harris feels like he has played well this week. He has been able to show off his versatility and ability to play either guard position.
“I’m more of a combo, but since out here everybody is taking shots and I’m more of a team player, I’m just going to try to pass a lot and get more assists rather than look for my shot,” said Harris, who is among the leaders in assists at this week’s NBPA Top 100 Camp. “In AAU, I’m more of a straight point guard. In high school, I’m more of a combo guard. I can do both.”
Most college coaches envision Harris as a combo guard, a player who can run the point if necessary. Clemson, Davidson, George Mason, Oklahoma, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest are among the programs that have offered the 6-3, 175-pound prospect, who would like to make a college decision by this fall at the latest.
“I do definitely want to sign in the early period, but I’m not necessarily sure when I want to commit,” said Harris, who did not name a favorite school. “I plan on taking some visits… like after I leave here I’m going to Virginia Tech to take a visit. When I get back, the next weekend I’m going to Michigan. I’m going to take some visits first and then hopefully I’ll be able to start thinking about a decision.”
This weekend’s visit will not be Harris’ first to Blacksburg, but it will give him an opportunity to more thoroughly check out the basketball program.
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